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Well I am off!! Oh camping, how I have missed you!!!! SO I take my leave, enjoy some Hugh Jackman while I am gone :)



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7 questions with the lovely Gentri Lee :)

Funny Photo:
Meet Maren Moffatt. She's a crazy.

1. If you could be any princess - which would you be and why?
Definitely Belle. Yes, yes I know she doesn't actually become a princess until she's marries a prince, but Belle will always be a princess in my eyes. Ever since I was a child I was obsessed with the movie "Beauty and the Beast", and as I have grown up I have realized how similar I am to Belle. At times she has a low self confidence, she's a major bookworm, and is extremely curious, almost too much :)

2. Do you have any odd habits? (do things in order, words that you say too much, etc.)
Well recently I have been saying the word: DEATH constantly. It's my reaction to anything.. well anything aweomespice that is. Josh Hutcherson. DEATH. Eating strawberries. DEATH. Watching broadway. DEATH. Kid History videos. DEATH. Camping trip. DEATH. I think you get the point.

3. What's your "go-to" outfit?
Skinnies, blouse (usually lace or peter pan collar), flats or oxfords.

4. Do you have any siblings? What are their genders, order of age, names, etc?
I am the youngest of 3 kids, AND the only girl. Adam is 28, and Andrew 25.

5. What is your favourite precious stone?
Opal. I want my wedding ring to be an opal :)

6. If you had a check in your hand for 1 million dollars, what would you do with it?
I would put enough away to pay for my entire schooling (perhaps move to Utah..?), take a couple hundred and go shopping, if any of my family needed help I give them some, do a bit of traveling and save!

7. What do you love most about yourself - physically?
I would probably go with my smile. Wow that sounds extremely cocky, but it's true. I have a crazy big smile and I loves it!


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One year. I haven't had a haircut in One. Year. This has NEVER happened. I used to be those kind of girls who got their hair trimmed every two months, but I ever since I graduated high school back in 09 I've lost track of time. 

Last year I chopped off 11 inches. I have NEVER had a bob before and I absolutely adored it!!

After one year of growing out my hair I have no bangs, barely any layers and little volume. It's time for a change.

So here are my options:

I slight trim, keeping no bangs, and the long layers. It's barely a change. Very safe.

I know I know. I just spent an entire year growing out my hair. Why would I even contemplate this cut??!! It's way shorter than my hair was last year. But it's just SO darling!!

A tiny trim with front bangs. I have been missing my front bangs ever since I grew them out 2 years ago. I'm pretty sure that come September I am just going to get them!

Short side bangs. I might get this one, and then just change them to front bangs in the fall.

The more I look at the Michelle Williams picture, I want it. No, no Bekah. You can't!! Ok no. I need to really commit to it before doing it. Ok then the option is yet again: Bangs or no bangs?



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Melinda Marchetta's "Jellicoe Road"
The story follows 17 year old Taylor Markham who lives in a boarding school in Australia. The only memory she has of her parents is being abandoned at age 11. After a bunch of mysterious disappearances Taylor, along with the help of the dreamy Jonah and Rafy, Chaz and Ben, she is able to finally answer all her questions about her family, and herself. 
  Now this book may have been 420 pages, but it is such a quick read!! Seriously read it in a couple hours. Not going to lie the first 100 pages were kind of confusing. It was hard to follow because it randomly switches between the 80s and early 2000s. But it was definitely enjoyable! 


Can I just say that every time I say or think the title this song plays in my head:


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Day 169 - June 27, 2012


My night so far has been reading, watching Love Never Dies, and looking up classes. I have officially figured out my classes for this coming year. AH!!! I'm easing my way back into school. Since I have had this past year off I don't want to jump all in just yet. So my classes are: Mysteries of Language, Intro to Applied Linguistics, Intro to Linguistics and Art History. I am SO excited to be going back to school. I have missed my beloved Carleton. I know that taking this past year off was the right decision, but I am ready to learn again! Go Ravens!!



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10 things I wish my 14 year old self knew:

1. It's ok to wear a little amount of makeup. Less is more.
2. You don't need to get caught up in everyone else's opinion of you.
3. You don't need a guy. You're young, have fun, stop worrying so much!!
4. Your family really are your greatest friends, appreciated the time you have with them.
5. You're going to lose friends, but you are going to gain some incredible friendships. 
6. Take a chance on someone, you might be surprised.
7. Keeping true to your standards really do make all the difference. You're going to have some rough spots, but you will grow in ways you didn't even know were possible.
8. Little do you know, every single one of these people will have an impact on your life:

9. You are going to get your "heart broken", trust me, they are nothing. And TRUST me, you'll find way greater guys!!
10. You're beautiful, so smile more. 

What are your ten things you wish your 14 year old self knew?Link back to this post, email me and I will add your name to this post :)


Michelle - Wishful Thinking


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Day 168 - June 26, 2012


The weather has been SO stupid here. Last week it was boiling hot, this week it's freezing cold!! I'm rocking fuzzy socks, sweats, the high school sweater and slippers, and I am still cold!!! What the Abercrombie and Fitch!!???!!

Room Tours: "Shelves"

Bookcase: Ikea     Floating Shelf: Ikea     Alarm Clock: LL Bean

If you haven't noticed I love me some Bath and Body Works. It's a slight problem :) And yes, I do have two Justin Bieber: First Step 2 Forever. Go ahead laugh, I give you permission. But to be completely honest I still love looking through them, just to remember the days when he was a cute little innocent child. Not some swaggy weird adolescent.. I have been adding to my book shelve in the past month or so, and I have come to a slight dilemma: very little shelf space left. Oh dear!!

So super exciting. This weekend I am going camping with one of my dearest friends! Woop! I haven't been camping in 3 years!!!!! Man I have missed it. Now I'm not going to fool you all, I'm not a camper... I kind of hate it, but love it at the same time. You follow? Thought you might!! 



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Day 166 - June 24, 2012


Room Tours: "Music"

Dresser: Ikea     Record Player Stand: Ikea (Nightstand)     iPod dock: Bose

Music is a huge part of my life. Whenever I am in my room I will always have it playing! Whether it's Youtube, a record of just my iPod. Music is a must!! Not an option!!

Also I finished Elizabeth Wood's "Choker". Cara is sort of a wallflower. Ever since she moved in grade 5 and left her childhood best friend (Zoe), her life has never the same. She's an outcast, doesn't fit anywhere. That is until Zoe shows up out of the blue seeking her help. Her life flips upside down. She becomes welcomed into a group, gets the attention of the popular Evan Gray, and finally becomes comfortable in her own skin. Just when everything is going great a girl from her high school goes missing and everyone is a suspect. Zoe's arrival brings Cara everything she has wanted, but also things she never thought would happen. 

 It was um, interesting? A slightly disturbing novel, and I wasn't a huge fan of the ending. I loved the major twist in it, but it was still weird. It was an enjoyable read though, it was a definite page turner, but not on my list of favourite reads. 




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Day 166 - June 24, 2012

Sunday naps are the greatest thing ever!!!! And that's all I have to say :)



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I've done a lot of thinking the past couple weeks, and I really want to start getting to know my readers more. There are already a few of you I have gotten to know better and I have loved it, so I thought why not try a little harder with everyone else :) 

So I decided to do a couple new things. First: button swaps :) Sponsoring is great to get your blog noticed, but it can add up when your spending x number of dollars every month. Everyone loves free things, so button swap. Why not? :)

Second: Every two weeks I am going to be having a guest post. I already have 2 lined up and would love to have more :)

Interested? Send me an email!


You are all rockstars!


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Room Tour: "Getting Ready Area"

End Table: Ikea     Chair: Ikea     Makeup Holder:  PB Teen     Floating Shelf: Thrifted     Jewelry holder: Made by Alicia

Just a few weeks ago I completely re-arranged my room and down sized a lot of things. I ended up get rid of my desk and used one of my end tables for my makeup. Takes up WAY less room, and holds way more stuff surprisingly! I have all my makeup stored inside along with hair brushes, and a bunch of random things that always need a home :)

I bought these beauties today at Joe Fresh for, wait for it, $19.99!!!! And they are genuine leather! I have been looking for a pair of summer wedges for quite some time now, but none of them fit right. These are perfect!

Hope you are all enjoying your Saturday!!


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Day 165 - June 23, 2012


I finally caved, I bought a pair of coloured skinnies :) And let me tell ya, in love!! The fit like a glove! I have been eyeing both the coral and white ones for MONTHS now and I finally talked myself into it! All three of those pants were on a clearance rack and they were all a size 8, there were none left in any other size. Now if that's not meant to be, I don't know what is. Who doesn't love implying that fate has so much to do with shopping? ;)
I find it rather ironic that even though I work at a shoes store, and I buy so many cheap shoes. I know these shoes will get ruined pretty soon, but they were 2 for $20, I couldn't leave them!

Last night was incredible. Not only was I able to see a friend from youth who just got home from his mission, but I had a great home teaching message, and a much needed conversation with a dear friend. The conversation was very interesting because the person who I had it with was someone I have been very guarded with. Yes it's that boy. Oh and this one. There are multiple posts, but I really don't want to go digging for them! Anyway the thing that we talked about is something I haven't talked about to anyone, so it was a relief so finally vocalize my thoughts. It was a big deal. He has always been the friend I needed, even when I wasn't the nicest person. I'm glad we're friends, I'm glad I can finally trust you again, I'm glad you know exactly what to say, I'm glad you're you. So thank you KS. You're amazing!



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Let me just take an entire post and talk about this book. Everything about John Green's "The Fault in our Stars" was perfection! I laughed like CRAZY. And by crazy I mean like a crazy. Seriously I was on the bus reading it and couldn't stop myself from laughing! So awkward, but SO worth it! I have never laughed so hard while reading a book.. with that said I have never cried so much. Sobbing doesn't even come close to describing the amount of tears. I won't spoil anything, promise, but I wasn't crying because it was said, it was just so dang beautiful! Majority of people would say it was sad, and yes it is in a certain way, but it just touched me in a way so much deeper than sadness! 

I love how Green takes such a sensitive topic and is able to make it light hearted and full of sarcastic humour. Since the novel is written in first person he gets away with it, and I love it! Oh and can I just add I love how Augusta calls Hazel "Hazel Grace".

Dear future husband, refer to me as Rebekah Anne, please and thank you :)

FIVE STARS (If I could rate it higher I would..)

The amount of quotes in this book are ridiculous! I am definitely going to take a highlighter to it next time I read it!!


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Day 164 - June 22, 2012


Room tours? Room tours? So for the next couple days I am going to take pictures of my room and share them with you all. Exciting right?

Over the past couple days I have really missed my two best friends. I know they both come home from their missions in only a few months, but the anticipation is killing me! (See I told you I wish away time...oops!) When I miss them I watch Marvel movies, but more specifically Iron Man 2. And this is why:

Gawsh I love these boys!! I miss our trips to McD's, our jamming sessions to Taylor Swift, horseback riding, random skype calls (when we see each other at least twice a week), to make it easier I just miss everything! Not long now! :):)

Also I am extremely doppie today. Went to bed pretty late, couldn't put The Fault in our Stars down. I literally had to force myself to go to bed! Then I woke up an hour before my alarm clock, guess I was so anxious to read. It's weird because a book has never had this affect on me: I want to finish, and I easily could have read it in a couple hours, but I want to savour it. I just don't want it to end!!!!



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Saw this on the lovely Gentri Lee's blog and I just had to participate :)

1. What do you do when you're sick? (Do you act like a baby? Tough it out? Have any weird cravings? Cry?)
I am a pretty pathetic being when I am sick. Seriously, I am SO needy! I feel bad for my future husband! All I want is a blanket, a movie or a book and my mom. Oh and warm milk and honey, works every time!

2. What do you do to find motivation when you feel you've lost it?
I try to change up my routine. The reason I feel unmotivated from time to time is because I am bored. Everything feels so repetitive, so I throw something new into the mix. 

3. Do you wish time away or do you savour every moment?
I wish that I savoured every moment, but I totally don't. I try to, but I am ALWAYS looking forward to something. The months leading up to my Utah trip I was a basket case of anticipation! The thing is I have SO many things to be excited for in the upcoming months and I get a little carried away. I really need to work on being grateful for the "now"

4. If you could be any mythological creature, what would you be and why?
Centaur. Half horse, half human. 'Nough said!

5. What is your current biggest weakness and are you working on fixing it?
Taking the safest option. I am not a risk taker, and I hate change so I always shy away from risky things. I am a wuss. Weaknesses are meant to become strengths, so I am always working on them!

6. How do you greet someone when meeting them for the first time?
I'm shy but I'm not. Weird, I know. Just a "Hey" and then introduce myself. Nothing crazy, just simple.

7. How do you grocery shop? (Do you write up a list? Go in with no idea what you're looking for? Have meal plans? Bring your own shopping bags?)
True and honest answer: my mom does my grocery shopping. Wow that sounded even more pathetic than I thought. I live at home people :) BUT with that said I am a huge list person. I always have lists even when I am just shopping for kicks!


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Day 163 - June 21, 2012


Happy first day of summer everyone!! Yes I am fully aware that technically yesterday was the first day, but since I totally forgot, I am making it today :) And of course it just happens to be the hottest day of 2012 so far! How ironic..! I feel for those men working on our front porch today. Seriously, that would suck. Thanks to Kylee, I have finally decided to read "The Fault in Our Stars". I have heard so many great things about this book, but for some reason always put it back on the shelf. No more will it be avoided! Going to Coles and purchasing it as soon as the clock strikes 11! 

Other plans for the day: hanging out with one my closest friends from high school. Crystal, it's been too long!!!!!!!!!



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Day 162 - June 20, 2012


Today was disgustingly hot. It was ridiculous. I got home from work and all I wanted to do was nothing. So that's what I did! Snacked on some strawberries, watched Iron Man 2 then ate some Lebanese food. Although I did end up doing something. Headed off to Andrew and Kelsi's to help install their air conditioner. 

During my break at work I finished "Devoted", and let me tell ya, SOO GOOD! Not going to lie it wasn't nearly as good as the first, but the last 80 pages were RI-DICULOUS!! I don't think I can wait for the third one. The ending is probably one of the most intense endings EVER!! 


I'm not quite sure which book is next on my list, hopefully I will have one for tomorrow! 



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I have officially finished the LA Candy series. "Sugar and Spice" was just like the other two, super quick and easy to read, jammed packed with drama. I know for a fact I will never read these books again, but they were enjoyable. Although the second last chapter made me SO frustrated. I won't spoil anything, well maybe this will spoil it but Braden is stupid. That is all.



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Day 159 - June 17, 2012

Day 160 - June 18, 2012

Day 161 - June 19, 2012


Father's day was great. Barbecue, strawberry shortcake and home videos :) The past few days we had to say goodbye to some missionaries that got transferred. Pretty much every ward in our stake got some sort of transfer!! But in exciting news: Norah has a crib! Hooray, no more cramped bassinet for her! She looks so itty bitty inside her crib! Just the cutest!!


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